Cuba’s Communist government has survived more than 50 years of US sanctions intended to topple veteran leader Fidel Castro. It also defied predictions that it…View More Cuba country profile
Jair Bolsonaro has won the presidential election in Brazil. Well known for his often incendiary statements, the far-right politician’s actual policy positions are harder to…View More What are Jair Bolsonaro’s policies?
A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck near the coast of Honduras, briefly prompting a tsunami warning. A magnitude 7.6 earthquake has struck near the coast of…View More Honduras: 7.6 earthquake triggers Tsunami alert
As Brazilians vote for a new president, senators and deputies on Sunday, one issue in particular might determine their choice: violent crime. Two recent surveys…View More Why are there so many murders in Brazil?
Most of the proposed measures are expected to pass in a nation where trust in elected officials is low. Polls have opened in Peru’s referendum…View More Peruvians vote in referendum on fighting corruption
The last time a major tsunami hit the Caribbean region was in 1946, after an 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Dominican Republic on the island of…View More Complacency kills: Caribbean gears up for tsunamis
The governor of Mexico’s central Puebla state, Martha Erika Alonso, has died in an air crash, just days after being sworn into office. Her husband,…View More Mexico governor killed in air crash
It is the middle of winter in Buenos Aires, but a spring-like green has blossomed in the city in recent months. Everywhere you go, you…View More No going back: The two sides in Argentina’s abortion debate
Breakthrough procedure could help thousands of women unable to have children due to uterine problems, researchers say. A woman in Brazil who received a womb…View More 'Medical milestone' as first baby born from womb of dead donor
Third corruption charge levelled at the outgoing president, who on January 1 will be succeeded by Jair Bolsonaro. Brazil’s Prosecutor General Raquel Dodge has charged…View More New corruption charge against Brazil's President Michel Temer
Argentina stretches 4,000 km from its sub-tropical north to the sub-Antarctic south. Its terrain includes part of the Andes mountain range, swamps, the plains of…View More Argentina country profile
Pope Francis has used a public address in Chile to denounce violence and call for unity in one of the country’s longest-running conflicts. Speaking in…View More Pope urges end to Chile Mapuche conflict
A Brazilian faith healer accused of sexually abusing more than 300 women has handed himself in to police, local media report. Joao Teixeira de Faria,…View More Brazil ‘faith healer’ surrenders to police
Police investigating a deadly shooting in a cathedral in the Brazilian city of Campinas have identified the gunman. Euler Fernando Grandolpho opened fire in the…View More Brazil cathedral gunman ‘mentally ill’